I recently joined the low-carb crusade. This includes the massacre of all things bread. Sadly though, I've never realised just how much we use bread.
When I refer to bread, I mean grains in general (unless otherwise specified by me saying a loaf or slice of bread.)
Think about how many burgers and pizzas you eat. They have many things in common, including that they are both classified as fast food, generally unhealthy etc. etc. but the one thing that they have in common is that you don't generally pick the toppings off of the pizza to eat the base, nor do you take out the patty from a burger to eat the buns.
I miss these foods. Mainly because they can be healthy if given the chance. Now if you believe the same thing I believe (fact for all you straightforward people who don't like sugar coating) you'd know that the most unhealthiest part of the burger and the pizza is bread. But in order to have them, it needs to include the platform for the toppings. That is, bread.
So then. What can substitute for bread in the sense of an edible platform food?
If you're looking to drop weight then combine a heavy weight training session with roughly 20 mins HIIT.
Do not cut fat completely from your diet as then your body will begin to burn muscle as a primary source of energy - giving you an unhealthy, gaunt, depleted appearance.
I've cut from 13.2st in January down to 12st doing both weights & HIIT. I get my fats from fish and snack on almonds or brazil nuts in between meals. Meals need to have a large protein base served with greens as a side. I also drink about 4 litres of water a day as well as 2 cups of green tea (as well as numerous trips to the toilet..). I always eat enough to ensure I'm about 80% full after meals.
I only follow my "clean" diet Mon-Fri and relax and treat myself to a pizza or burger on a weekends without overdoing it.
Preferably - if you can - train in a fasted state first thing in the morning to kick start your body's fat burning.
I've only been hitting the gym since January, so I am still a novice when it comes to dieting & training, so I can only recommend the training routine & diet that I followed for the past few months.